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Sarai Duke Rose (38)
“From observations, I deconstruct, reproduce and combine fragments into a new experience. I play with the physicality and malleability (of water). An attempt to create a momentum that lives on in the collective memory.”
Sarai's works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. With a conceptual approach, she uses a visual vocabulary that addresses many different social and political issues. Her installations never show the complete structure. This results in the fact that the artist can easily imagine an own interpretation without being hindered by the historical reality. By emphasising aesthetics, she investigates the dynamics of reflection, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what reflection means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
Her works feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise art history and, even better, to complement it. Combining unrelated aspects lead to surprising analogies. By exploring the concept of immersion in a nostalgic way, she tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.